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DW | Afghanistan's repressed minority faces a hostile Taliban
As Taliban fighters patrolled Kabul's streets, a terrified 19-year old -- hidden away at home like countless other women and girls -- turned to her beloved movies for solace.

Her current favorite, she said, was "V for Vendetta": set in a dystopian future, it features a lone freedom fighter, plotting to overthrow an all-powerful, Orwellian tyranny.

< wipes tears >
But instead of offering comfort, hope even [?!], the movie just made her feel more depressed, she said, as she painfully recalled how different her life had been when she last watched it: Then she was a final-year high-school student, who planned to study photography at university.
U R doin it rong.
by Cat on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 at 02:07:52 PM EST
27 December 2007
Bhutto met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.[434] In the afternoon, she gave a speech at a PPP rally held in Rawalpindi's Liaquat National Bagh.[435] On leaving in a bulletproof vehicle, she opened the car's escape hatch and stood up to wave to the surrounding crowds.[436] A man standing within two to three metres of the car fired three gunshots at her and detonated a suicide vest packed with ball bearings.[437] Bhutto was fatally injured; reports differ as to whether she was hit by bullets or by shrapnel from the explosion.[438] Twenty-two others also died.[439] Bhutto was rushed to Rawalpindi General Hospital but was clinically dead on arrival and attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.
"She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority country."
by Cat on Sun Sep 5th, 2021 at 01:18:44 AM EST
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